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Cavalieri Hotel, Corfu Town, Corfu

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
4 Capodistriou Street
Corfu Town , Corfu
Greece 49100
Tel: 30 266 103 9336's insider take:

A 17th-century, six-story mansion that was once home to a family of Corfiote nobles, the Cavalieri now has an elegant roof bar where young couples gather on summer evenings for cocktails and sunset-watching. The 49 renovated rooms are, well, boring, with standard-issue wooden furniture, clean but basic bathrooms, and upholstery in uninspiring earth tones. But since the hotel is set right on the Liston promenade in the center of Corfu Town, there's lots of excitement right outside. Book a room with a bay view during the right time of the year (Palm Sunday, Holy Saturday, August 11, or the first Sunday in November), and you'll be able to watch marching bands, schoolchildren, and priests parade beneath your window with the relics of St. Spyridon (who died in A.D. 348, and who supposedly performed miracles). One of the best rooms is No. 53—it has windows that face both the harbor and town—but film buffs will want No. 51, the room William Holden lived in while filming Fedora.

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